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Melissa McCarthy          

Actress, Comedian, Writer, Producer & Fashion Designer

Melissa Ann McCarthy is an actress, comedian, writer, producer, and fashion designer. She is the recipient of several accolades, including two Primetime Emmy Awards and has received nominations for two Academy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards. McCarthy was named by Time as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2016, and she has been featured multiple times in annual rankings of the highest-paid actresses in the world. In 2020, The New York Times ranked her #22 in its list of the 25 Greatest Actors of the 21st Century.

McCarthy began appearing in television and films in the late 1990s, and first gained recognition for her role as Sookie St. James in the television series Gilmore Girls (2000–2007). She played Dena in the ABC sitcom Samantha Who? (2007–2009), before starring as Molly Flynn in the CBS sitcom Mike & Molly (2010–2016), for which she won the 2011 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. McCarthy's appearances as a host on Saturday Night Live led to a win for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series in 2017.

McCarthy gained critical acclaim for her performance in the comedy film Bridesmaids (2011), receiving a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She went on to star in several commercially successful comedies, including Identity Thief (2013), The Heat (2013), Tammy (2014), St. Vincent (2014), Spy (2015), and The Boss (2016). She also expanded into dramatic roles by portraying Lee Israel in the biographical drama film Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018), for which she received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress.

McCarthy and her husband Ben Falcone are the founders of the production company On the Day Productions, under which they have collaborated on several comedy films. In 2015, she launched her own clothing line for plus-sized women, named Melissa McCarthy Seven7, and she received a motion picture star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


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SNL is following up the first really solid episode of the season with comedy all-star Melissa McCarthy, in her fourth hosting appearance, and “human Rorschach test” Kanye West on the heels of some typically Kanye online rants, multimedia album launch events, and baffling video game announcements?

Melissa McCarthy on her ‘insane’ characters: I’m ‘not at all’ R-rated at home

Comic actress Melissa McCarthy plays a wealthy woman trying to get back on her feet after a prison stretch for insider trading in the new film “The Boss.” She tells Matt Lauer that while she’s known for R-rated comedy, it’s “the opposite of me” at home, where she has two little girls. She also talks about the upcoming “Ghostbusters” reboot, promising “the ghosts and the effects are really cool,” and “it’s going to be scarier than you think.”

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After being woefully under-appreciated for her layered turn in the Paul Feig- directed Spy, Melissa McCarthy is back in full R-rated raunchy comedy mode with  ...

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